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  • Anyone out there ever read hunting stories by Peter Capstick Hathaway. The man was quite the yarn spinner. "Death in the Tall Gr

    Anyone out there ever read hunting stories by Peter Capstick Hathaway. The man was quite the yarn spinner. "Death in the Tall Grass" is still a favorite read.

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    Beekeeper,

    I knew Peter. Very bright man, a good writer and had a vivid imagination. Probably did not slay close to the amount of animals he claimed, but did more for the safari industry than anyone. I liked him very much and miss him.

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    • #3
      He also revitalized reprinting of old African classical books for which we should all be appreciative. His widow, Fiona continues his efforts.

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      • #4
        Him and Mr. Ruark are among "my" greatest authors of all time. Not to kick any dirt on others like Conners,Grisim,etc.

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        • #5
          Ive enjoyed Capstick's books and videos for years but particularly his books, "Death In The Long Grass" and "Death In The Silent Places"...The latter begins with the legendary tale of John Patterson and the lions at Tsavo...

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          • #6
            Hell of a wrighter love his stuff.

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            • #7
              Big O

              Interestingly, Peter was always proud of being compared favorably with Ruark . Both O'Connor and Keith wrote disparagingly of Ruark who by the time of his young death had spent more time in Africa in either of them.

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              • #8
                Last line should read more time in Africa than either of them.

                I hastened to add I have the highest regards for all four writers.... OConnor, Keith, Ruark, and Capstick.

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                • #9
                  I first read Capstick many years ago and really love his writing even though I took a few things with a grain of salt.

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                  • #10
                    Happy,

                    I like the 4 you mentioned plus John Taylor and the british colonel Jim Corbett. I would no doubt likr Selous but never saw any of his book(s).

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                    • #11
                      Thank you Mr. Myles, it's an privilage to have you comment on one of my observations.

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                      • #12
                        To Del, Keep looking, used book stores,estate sales, etc. I've had the privilage of reading a book( can't remember the name) about Sir Selous(VERY Informative) and had almost forgotten about Mr. Corbett's tiger in India killing self. Thank you.

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                        • #13
                          Del,
                          If you would like tales of Selous read the boring book I've told you I can't get though; Teddy Roosevelt, 'African Adventures'. Many name dropping in that book.

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                          • #14
                            The one I'm talking about was writen like a bio. of Sir Selous with pics(only ones left) and interviews with kids. I believe Ruark wrote it.

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                              I feel very fortunate that I have attained a good number of books in the Peter Capstick Series. I am currently reading "Memories of an African Hunter" by Denis D. Lyell.

                              Is there any way to get a complete list of the books in the series?

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